Typical answers to expect I suppose.
I'm from a very small town back in the states. I want to be buried in my dress uniform (army greens) in a small plot in this cemetery I kept clean as a boy scout in my childhood. Quiet, in the mountains, next to other unsung heroes from the old days. Simple. Not a huge ordeal, fancy casket, nothing.
I have decided I want to be cremated, and my ashes thrown in the faces of the people I hate the most. (you know the types... people who just run their gib, drive with their blinkers on, always have some smart assed thing to save that puts you down, chronic doubters, gossipy/bitchy old women... I seems like the chance to get the final FU in!)
I also want to have a friends/family wake. (Empty coffin... as I will be dusty) At the head of the coffin there should be a bottle of whiskey, at the foot wine. So that way everyone can take a shot of whiskey and say something bad about me, then take a glass of wine and say something nice.
I'm sure my alcoholic family and friends would enjoy that! Until they started talking... "BOOF!"
This gave me a chuckle at work. Thank you.
When my dad passed this past Feb he wanted to be cremated. We talked with the funeral home and they offered a rental casket. The rental was a high end casket as they reuse it but the interior is new each time. This was a nice affordable way to go and still have a nice looking casket for the funeral.
As a person who enjoys wood working I'm planning on eventually buiding my own. I think that would be a great way to save money and at the same time have my craftsmanship be seen by people I associate with, but may not have been to my house. As a freemason I'd like to make at least a portion of it out of acacia, perhaps an inlay of sorts, just for the symbolism.
As a veteran who will be a retiree I intend to be burried at the ND Veterans Cemetery. It's a beautiful location and the plot and headstone are provided as a veterans benefit. This also is a great way to leave my family with fewer end of life costs.
I don't care how i'm disposed of.. Ideally cremated because it's cheaper, and it ensures I won't rise when the zombie apocalypse occurs...
I have told all my friends that if i'm to die suddenly (i'm only 28) that I want them to pawn ALL of my possesions, go down to the pub and have a night on the town on me.
Obviously this will change once I have a family etc. but right now it's just me and I figure should the unthinkable happen, it's a hell of a way to have those you love remember you.
Die like John Entwhistle from The Who (cocaine and a prostitute in a Las Vegas hotel room).
A funeral like Graham Chapman from Monty Python, with John Cleese giving the profanity-laden eulogy.
The Tibetan Sky Burial sounds fuckin' fantastic. The idea that I would be recycled as the shite that they would dump upon people and their fancy cars from a great height almost makes me religious.
I'd like to have seagulls feast on me, because not only are they ferocious scavengers, but they are sons of bitches when it comes to crapping on people and cars.
Live as vandal, die as a vandal, be reincarnated as a vandal.
Well, my parents were very intent on ingraining the value of travel upon my brother and i. we took some wonderful vacations when i was a child, and i wish to do the same with my (as of yet hypothetical) children. For me, i would like to be cremated, and have my children sprinkle a pinch of my ashes wherever they travel.
Interesting how few of us want a traditional funeral. I wonder how many of us will actually get what we're describing here though? Maybe it's time for a cultural re-think as to how we handle the disposal of dead bodies.
Me? My perfect death would be to outlive my wife and my dogs. I'd like to make sure my affairs are in order and write a personal love note to everyone left who matters. Then, when I feel the time is right, I'd like to take a walk up into the mountains, off the beaten path. Sit down under a tree or against a rock with the sun on my face and a flask of good single malt in my hand. When I'm ready, I'll just go to sleep.
That's how I want to go out.
I want my dead body to be given to some necrophiliac so he can get it out of his system without killing anybody, at least this time. Then, if it's not completely destroyed or eaten, donate my body to science. I'm thinking the necro might also have to be the scientist, otherwise delivering the body would be pretty awkward.
"uuhhh, here I'm done with this, anybody need a lung?"
Are you sure you fully understand what necrophilia is? Sexual attraction to corpses is the definition.
You are right though the donation would be awkward.
Yes I know what necrophilia is, that's the whole point! I'd be saving a life, hopefully, by preventing such a person from murdering some poor soul, their body to ravage.
It's all about the greater good here!